Computer says no: Go champion loses in man v machine

Google’s DeepMind AlphaGo program has won the first game in its match against legendary Go player, Lee Se-dol. Ahead of a historic showdown between Go grandmaster Lee Se-dol and Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo, tension filled the air of the venue, the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, on Wednesday. Commentators called it a “superb” game that would be studied for years to come. South Korean professional Go player Lee Sedol, right, shakes hands with the CEO of Google DeepMind Demis Hassabis, on Tuesday. AlphaGo has accelerated its learning process ever since it defeated European Go champion Fan Hui in October previous year. AlphaGo’s ability to learn on its own in a human-like manner, key to its success, also underscores the advance of AI. But with AlphaGo, “it’s the ability, given…


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